Discussion Groups

Farming Connect Sheep Discussion Group Recruitment OPEN NOW until 10 July 2020!



Do you want to improve your sheep flocks performance? 

If so why not apply to be in one of our new and exciting sheep discussion groups


Farming Connect are offering the opportunity to join one of ten NEW sheep discussion groups across Wales.The aim of the groups will be to influence flock performance to maximise profitability by focusing on the key areas of the business.

The discussion groups will take place over an 18 month period and will look to address those key areas of flock management that can have the greatest impact.The programme will be split into eight interactive meetings that will develop the individual’s knowledge, skills and confidence. Each meeting will include a variety of practical demonstrations, data collection and testing (pending social distancing guidelines).

Data collection will allow discussion group members to create key baselines for their business. The data collected will be inputted into the Measure 2 Manage programme which will be used throughout the period to benchmark and analyse the individual business and overall group’s progress.

The discussion groups will be facilitated by one sheep consultant to allow for a greater consistency of delivery. The meetings will be delivered either on-farm or in a meeting room setting.  The meetings will be half day (4 hr) sessions to allow sufficient time to cover the topic in detail.


Key benefits of being part of a Farming Connect Sheep Discussion Group

  • Improve business efficiency by attention to detail and marginal gains
  • Structured programme of meetings
  • Facilitated by sheep specialist
  • Sharing ideas with like-minded individuals
  • Improved learning 
  • Data collection/Benchmarking

If you would like to express your interest in joining one of the Farming Connect Sheep Discussion Groups, please click on the link below:

Yr 6 Discussion Group Expression of Interest



For further information on Discussion Groups in general please contact:

 Your Local Development Officer.

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